Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NO 34867 30373
334867, 730373


1844; tower, E bay, canted W bay, Patrick Thoms and William Wilkie, 1906. Plain rectangular-plan church with later Romanesque tower to S gable and bay to E elevation. Stugged snecked rubble, stugged and margined ashlar dressings, slate roof, stone slates to tower. Round-headed windows with chamfered margins, 12-lying-pane fixed glazing; margined angles and sawtooth skews and stylized beakhead skewputts to S gable; 3-stage tower, margined angles, round-headed wallhead frieze with stylized beakhead corbels, paired windows with cushion-moulded mullions and nook shafts to 1st stage, stepped tripartite arcading to all elevations at top stage with louvred belfry openings to centre.

S GABLE: tower advanced to centre; scroll-moulded round-headed doorcase with hoodmould, door in recessed panel, small pentice-roofed single storey bays to left and right re-entrants, window to left, 2 windows to right, corbel table, corbelled eaves, stone slate roofs, bipartite windows above; single window to all elevations at 2nd stage, corbel table; 3rd stage set-back as belfry with ball-finialled pyramidal roof. Blinded window to main gable left and right, painted as 14-lying-pane glazing.

E ELEVATION: 4-window bay advanced to centre, window to left (blinded and painted as 12-lying-pane) and right returns, bracketted gables with plain bargeboards; window to main elevation left and right.

N GABLE: window off-centre left, lean-to to right, blocked window to roofspace, deep bracketted eaves.

W ELEVATION: full-height canted bay to centre with windows at upper parts; 2 windows and blocked door to left, 2 windows to right.

INTERIOR: not seen.

BOUNDARY WALL AND RAILINGS: rubble boundary wall to N and E, decorative cast-iron railings to S.

Statement of Special Interest

An ecclesiastical building not in use as such; the congregation was united with St Columba?s in 1945 when this building was sold. The Free Church congregation was established in Longforgan in 1843, removing to this site the following year.



Enid Gauldie, THE QUARRIES AND THE FEUS, A HISTORY OF INVERGOWRIE (1981), pp79-80; J A Lamb, FASTI ECCLESIAE SCOTTICANAE (1961), p519; Lawrence Melville, THE FAIR LAND OF GOWRIE (1939), pp186-7; Charles McKean and David Walker, DUNDEE, AN ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTION (1985), p131.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

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